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There are 8 ways to get from Faro to Madrid by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Seville  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville 785
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...

44€ - 120€

Cheapest option

Fly from Faro  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Madrid (MAD) FAO - MAD

31€ - 172€

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Bus, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville Santa Justa Terminal
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...

42€ - 110€

Train, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bom Joao to Vila Real De Santo Antonio Re
  2. Take the bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Huelva
  3. Take the train from Huelva to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Alv / ...

47€ - 61€

Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Huelva 785
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Madrid Estacion Sur

54€ - 80€

Bus via Madrid, Estacion Sur  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Huelva 785
  2. Take the bus from Huelva to Madrid, Estacion Sur Huelva

36€ - 74€

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Faro to Madrid 718.3 km

80€ - 130€

Bus to Sevilla, fly  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Madrid (MAD) SVQ - MAD

46€ - 112€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

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The cost-effective way to get from Faro to Madrid is to fly, which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Faro to Madrid is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Faro to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Faro and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Huelva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Faro and Madrid is 526 km. The road distance is 718.3 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Madrid without a car is to bus and train via Seville which takes 5h 52m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Faro to Madrid, including transfers.

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Faro to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Faro station.

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The best way to get from Faro to Madrid is to bus which takes 8h 45m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Faro Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Faro to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Faro to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 526.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Faro, Portugal and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a bus from Faro to Madrid via Huelva in around 8h 45m. Alternatively, Iberia, Volotea and TAP Portugal fly from Faro to Madrid once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Faro to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from Sevilla to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Faro to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
45€ - 65€
Promo+
54€ - 58€
Flexible
70€ - 95€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Huelva to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Bom Joao to Vila Real De Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
3€ - 6€
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Faro to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Huelva to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Faro to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Seville Santa Justa Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
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Bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Huelva
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Huelva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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Madrid is 1h ahead of Faro. It is currently 6:36 PM in Faro and 7:36 PM in Madrid.

Yes, the driving distance between Faro to Madrid is 718 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Faro to Madrid.

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Iberia, Volotea and TAP Portugal offer flights from Faro Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1533+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Faro to Faro Airport is to line 16 bus which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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